I am an artist living in Cardiff, I have always loved using bright colours and intricate detail. My main inspiration is the diversity of global spirituality and its connection with nature. I have been lucky enough to travel around Africa, India and Asia and have found great inspiration in the vibrant cultures I experienced. I am also fascinated by the folklore of Britain and Wales. I love the challenge of translating folk tales into images, and blending different cultures.
I have also recently completed a series of pictures inspired by my love of Arabic dance.
I work with the moon, and find that working in cycles really helps the flow of creativity, each year I create a lunar calendar to act as a reminder and to help me track where I am through the year!
I am also a henna artist and have recently branched out into using henna patterns and symbolism to create individual sacred works on canvas. There is so much to explore with henna, it can be really beneficial for the receiver as well as being a beautiful art form.
Gwen’s cards and her lunar calender are available from The Little Shop of Calm, Cowbridge